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EU Calls for Freedom of Bahraini Human Rights Activist

EU Calls for Freedom of Bahraini Human Rights Activist

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A European Commission spokesperson on Thursday called for the release of Nabeel Rajab, a Bahraini human rights activists who has recently received five additional years in jail for comments posted on social media. On February 21, Bahrain’s High Criminal Court sentenced Nabeel Rajab to five additional years in prison for comments posted on social media. This...

Russia Opposed to US Bid to Condemn Iran in Yemen Resolution

Russia Opposed to US Bid to Condemn Iran in Yemen Resolution

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Russia said it is opposed to a bid by the United States and its allies to include language condemning Iran for allegedly violating an arms embargo imposed on Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah Movement in a United Nations resolution renewing that embargo this month. "We don't like condemnations at all, in general," Russian UN Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya said...

A United Lebanon Never Accedes to US-Israeli Conditions: Analyst

A United Lebanon Never Accedes to US-Israeli Conditions: Analyst

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A senior Lebanese political analyst expressed confidence that his country would never give in to conditions recently proposed by the US and Israel to resolve territorial disputes between Beirut and Tel Aviv. Speaking to the Press Shia Agency News Agency, Talal Atrissi, a Lebanese university professor and Middle East expert, denounced a recent proposal put forward...

Syria Complains to UN about Terrorist Attacks on Eastern Ghouta Region

Syria Complains to UN about Terrorist Attacks on Eastern Ghouta Region

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Syria sent a letter of complaint to the United Nations about terrorist attacks on civilians in Damascus and its suburbs, noting that western officials are complicit in terrorist crimes against civilians. The Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry sent the letter to the UN chief and the Security Council chairman on Tuesday, hours after militant groups stationed in...

Lebanon Reiterates Support for Iraq’s Unity

Lebanon Reiterates Support for Iraq’s Unity

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Lebanese President Michel Aoun in a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad reiterated his country’s support for the territorial integrity of Iraq and unity of its people. “Lebanon supports the territorial integrity and unity of Iraqi people,” Aoun said at a joint press conference with Abadi on Tuesday.The Lebanese president added...

Russia Admits ‘Citizens’ Killed in Syria Battle

Russia Admits ‘Citizens’ Killed in Syria Battle

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Russia admitted Tuesday that several dozen of its "citizens" had been killed or wounded in a recent battle in Syria. "During a recent military clash, in which servicemen from the Russian Federation did not participate in any way, citizens from Russia and (former Soviet) countries died," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday,...

Abbas Calls for Multilateral Peace Efforts

Abbas Calls for Multilateral Peace Efforts

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for an international conference to be held by mid-2018 to launch a new, wider Middle East peace process and pave the way to Palestinian statehood. In a rare address to the UN Security Council, Abbas presented what he called a “peace plan” to revive the comatose Israeli-Palestinian talks with a new international...

Saudi Warplanes Target Yemen’s Hudaydah

Saudi Warplanes Target Yemen’s Hudaydah

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Saudi regime’s warplanes bombed Yemen's major Red Sea port of al-Hudaydah for several times, Yemeni media reported. The Saudi-led coalition warplanes on Tuesday launched three airstrikes on a police building in Maina district in the Hudaydah province, a security official told Saba News Agency.Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by...

Syrian Forces Enter Afrin to Help Kurds against Turkish Incursion (+Photos)

Syrian Forces Enter Afrin to Help Kurds against Turkish Incursion (+Photos)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Pro-Syrian government forces entered Syria’s northwestern Afrin region on Tuesday to help Kurdish forces there protect the Arab country’s territorial integrity against a Turkish assault, a report said. "Turkish regime forces targeted the locations of popular forces with artillery fire as they arrived in the Afrin region," Syria’s official news agency...

Lebanese Army to Use All Means to Counter Israeli Aggressions: Army Chief

Lebanese Army to Use All Means to Counter Israeli Aggressions: Army Chief

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Lebanon’s army has warned Israel against staging a new war on the country, vowing that it will use every available means to deter such an act of aggression. “I affirm again our categorical rejection of the Israeli enemy infringing on Lebanon’s sovereignty and its sacred right to exploit all its economic resources,” Lebanese army chief General Joseph Aoun...